[Python-Dev] Divorcing str and unicode (no more implicitconversions).

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Oct 26 21:39:31 CEST 2005

Josiah Carlson wrote:
> According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_alphabet),
> various languages have adopted a transliteration of their language
> and/or former alphabets into latin.  They don't purport to know all of
> the reasons why, and I'm not going to speculate.
> Whether or not more languages start using the latin alphabet is a good
> question.  Basing judgement on history and likely globalization, it is
> only a matter of time before basically all languages have a
> transcription into the latin alphabet that is taught to all (unless
> China takes over the world).

That is a very U.S. centric view. I don't share it, but I think it is
pointless to argue against it.


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